Cross Country: Former Wisconsin coach Jill Miller named new head of cross country program

Troy Closson, Reporter

Former Wisconsin coach Jill Miller has been named the new head of Northwestern’s cross country program, athletic director Jim Phillips announced in a Friday news release.

Miller comes to Evanston after one season as the Badgers’ head women’s cross country coach and four as an assistant coach. During her tenure, Wisconsin earned four top-15 finishes at the fall NCAA Cross Country Championships. Last year, she coached senior Alicia Monson to a Big Ten Championships win — ahead of senior Aubrey Roberts who placed second — and the team to a third place conference finish.

Miller’s also spent time coaching at William & Mary and Brown where her teams and athletes found success at the cross country and outdoor track NCAA Championships. While at William & Mary, Miller coached 2013 Southeast Region Athlete of the Year Emily Stites, who landed multiple All-American honors.

Former Northwestern coach ‘A Havahla Haynes left the position last month to take a coaching job at Southern Methodist, after four seasons leading the team.

“Northwestern is an amazing community,” Miller said in the release. “I can’t wait to contribute and help develop our student-athletes to compete for championships and earn one of the premier degrees in college athletics.”

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